SM.a.r.t has watched while the vast majority of the “vested interests” in Santa Monica have uniformly decided to oppose Measure LV, which is on the November ballot in Santa Monica. We looked at the position taken by an organization entitled Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). They declared opposition to the Residocracy-crafted Land … Continue reading CLUELESS IN SANTA MONICA
Santa Monica’s Downtown is unique in that it is contained on three sides with cliffs to the west, deep canyon to the north and the Santa Monica Freeway to the south. This limits access to and from the center of our City. Since most major arteries terminate in Downtown, there are few ways for residents … Continue reading Macro Problems & Micro Planning Put City’s Future At Risk
I was surprised to read an article recently that stated Wilshire Boulevard was in desperate need of height and density. According to the author, it is not a “complete street” and needs “appropriate development”. His interpretation of Santa Monica’s LUCE envisions three- to five-story buildings stacked from the east end of Wilshire into downtown. According … Continue reading The Soul of Wilshire Boulevard
In the mid 19th century, America’s West held the promise of cheap land and riches. In some ways, this myth still holds. Last year, Oregon and California had the fastest growing economies in the United States. Much of the economic growth is concentrated along California’s coast and in the Los Angeles region. This rapid pace … Continue reading ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!